Carl D. Wilson, 62, who served in the Metropolitan Police Department from 1974 to 1986, died Oct. 8 at his home in Conway, S.C.

He had cardiac arrest, said his sister Betty Wilson-Jones.

Carl David Wilson was a District native and a 1968 graduate of Phelps Vocational High School. He served in the Air Force as an air traffic controller at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for four years before joining the D.C. police department.

Mr. Wilson moved to North Carolina in 1986 and worked for the Durham Police Department until his retirement two years ago, when he moved to Conway.

He belonged to Mount Olive Baptist Church in Washington and several religious and police choirs over the years. He was a volunteer athletic coach and referee through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

His marriage to Ora Owens Wilson ended in divorce.

Survivors include his mother, Lillie Sowers Wilson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three sisters, Patricia Hanna of Conway, Geraldine Muldrow of Myrtle Beach and Betty Wilson-Jones of Elkridge, Md.; and four brothers, Jack Wilson and Charles Wilson, both of Conway, Anthony Wilson of Myrtle Beach and Delano Wilson of Washington.

— Emily Langer